Commitment Ranch: The Playlist with BA Tortuga

September 16, 2016

Commitment Ranch: The Playlist


Hey y’all, it’s BA Tortuga, resident redneck and lover of all things cowboy and redneck and recent New Mexican. ;-)

Most everyone that knows me knows that I run on playlists.

The music is so important to each story and each one has its own folder on my iTunes – it grows and shrinks as the story does and, truth is, I rarely go back and revisit a playlist – unless of course the book is one of a series.


Stoney and Ford are the beginning of the Leaning N Ranch series and I intend to revisit this playlist often, add to it as new boys come and go. I bet the basis stays the same, though. What’s on the list?


Wake Up Older by Julie Roberts

Break Down Here by Julie Roberts

Heartbreak Town by Dixie Chicks

Sick And Tired by Cross Canadian Ragweed

Better In the Long Run by Miranda Lambert

Sunshine (Go Away Today) by Jonathan Edwards

Ropin’ Pen by Trent Willmon

Better Stories by Craig Morgan

Fire Away by Chris Stapleton

Better Than I Used to Be by Tim McGraw

I Believe In You by Don Williams

I Will Not Fall Down by Tim McGraw

Everything That Glitters (Is Not Gold) by Dan Seals

Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly (Fond of Each Other)  by Willie Nelson

Better Than I Used to Be by Tim McGraw

Hand Me Down by Matchbox Twenty

Two Lanes of Freedom by Tim McGraw

Stronger by Faith Hill

If I Go, I’m Goin (feat. Macy Maloy) by Bart Crow


Much love, y’all.



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Commitment Ranch by BA Tortuga


Leaning N

A fist fight, a snowstorm, a stolen kiss in the barn… and a second chance at love.

Ford Nixel has two law offices, two fancy condominiums, and all the right connections. In short, he has everything he wants.

The last thing he needs is his Uncle Ty’s stake in the Leaning N, a ranch that’s been in the family for generations. Ford hasn’t even been to the ranch in over a decade, not since he left his boyfriend Stoney behind and headed back to college alone.

Ford arrives at the Leaning N to find Stoney, now a single father, right where he left him. A fist fight, a snowstorm, and a stolen kiss in the barn later—Ford knows none of the heat between them has dissipated.

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About BA Tortuga:

Texan to the bone and an unrepentant Daddy’s Girl, BA Tortuga spends her days with her basset hounds and her beloved wife, texting her sisters, and eating Mexican food. When she’s not doing that, she’s writing. She spends her days off watching rodeo, knitting and surfing Pinterest in the name of research. BA’s personal saviors include her wife, Julia Talbot, her best friend, Sean Michael, and coffee. Lots of coffee. Really good coffee.

Having written everything from fist-fighting rednecks to hard-core cowboys to werewolves, BA does her damnedest to tell the stories of her heart, which was raised in Northeast Texas, but has heard the call of the  high desert and lives in the Sandias. With books ranging from hard-hitting GLBT romance, to fiery menages, to the most traditional of love stories, BA refuses to be pigeon-holed by anyone but the voices in her head. Find her on the web at


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